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Title Headdress insignia
Nationality Unknown
Period c 1860
Price £60.00

This could be a US piece for the Union kepi or the Hardee hat, which was a black felt slouch hat with a turned up brim. Alternatively it could be for some colonial Dutch or Boer unit. It is head insignia because of the two pairs of holes punched for stitching attachment at either end of one of the canons and the brass prongs sweated on at the back.

It is a die-struck gilding metal badge (cascabel to muzzle 6.5cm). It is a little crumpled with age, but generally, apart from this, in good shape.

Prov: from the J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. Pattern Book Archive, sold at auction by order of the National Army Museum, London.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : Unknown : 19th Century]

testimonials

I just received the buckle, it's an excellent example, thank you again.

N J, UK, 08.04.2017

I received the item today, you had packed it well and there were no problems with customs. Overall I was happy with it although the blade was a little bit worse than I had imagined, however thank you for your efforts.

P P, Australia, 09.03.2011

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